NFL for the Holidays

Football is one of my favorite things, so it only makes sense for me to consider NFL related gifts for my wish list/gift guide. Even if your team isn’t doing as well as expected (like mine), any loyal fan would love to have some game day gear under the tree. There’s always next season, right?

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The best part about NFL gear, is that it is super easy to purchase on NFLshop.com. They have a huge variety of clothing from shirts to sweaters to pants and even dresses. The site is easy to navigate, and there are tons of great options.

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I love how there are so many different women’s styles to choose from, and I can dress my game gear up for a fun party, or even wear it as an everyday outfit. (By the way, the sweater I am wearing in the below picture is SO COMFORTABLE. Go buy it. now.)

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Personally, I got lucky that my favorite team has the great colors of black and gold. I can dress up my outfit with gold jewelry, and I can wear black pants, a skirt, or jacket to complete my outfit.

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Do you have any NFL fan gear under your Christmas tree? If you could pick something, what would it be?

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If you are looking for a gift for a football loving spouse, friend, family member, or coworker, there are tons of adorable outfits and stocking stuffers on NFLshop.com that any NFL fan would be excited to have. (Yes yes, even for a Saints fan like me. Who Dat for life!)

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It’s almost Christmas! That means it’s almost time for the PLAYOFFS! Who are you rooting for? Me? I’m still undecided.

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Be sure to follow @NFLfanstyle on social media to see what other folks are wearing for the holidays to cheer on their favorite team.

QOTD: Who are you rooting for? Is there any NFL gear under your tree?

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Photo Dump November 2014

Apparently my phone refuses to backup because my storage is full, so I did one of the things I for some reason dislike doing (time consuming? Not sure?) and dumped my photos off of my phone, so I thought I would share some with you that haven’t made it onto the blog or Instagram (I don’t think).

Adorable bib from a friend

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One of the few times of the year I wear gloves to run. It was 32!

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The night after she got her shots. She was ssooo sleepy

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Big smiles in the morning

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Game day

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When my mom came to visit when EK was about 5 weeks old

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Mom and dad back for a visit at 7 weeks

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Late night feeding

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Women’s conference my mom and I went to at my church. The girl who played on the show the Facts of Life spoke!

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QOTD: If you dumped pictures from your phone what would they mostly be of?

September Weekend Happenings

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine had some stressful moments but had some fun ones as well.

Bobby surprised me with a new iPhone 6 on Friday. We were eligible for the upgrade and cheaper price, and with the trade in of my 4s it was free! I have never had the “newest” device so it’s kind of fun.

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Since this was potentially our last weekend EVER without a child, (whoa) I wanted to hang out a lot with Bobby, and do some of my favorite things. I worked hard last week to get most of my work done, but ended up with some last minute work that took up a huge chunk of time Friday-Sunday, but we still managed to go on a date on Saturday and I got to watch football.

We went to lunch on Saturday and then Bobby took me to see The Maze Runner. I can’t remember the last time I went to the movies. It was really good! They did a great job. Of course, the book was better (when isn’t it, really?) but I didn’t feel cheated like I do with a lot of other book-to-movies.

Saturday night we watched some football, and after church on Sunday we watched the Saints FINALLY get a win for the season. They still made me nervous, but whew! I was starting to really wonder.

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Bella was getting quite skeptical of the Saints, too.

Sunday night I did some cleaning up around the house, and just relaxing watching more football and hanging out with Bobby. I can’t believe very soon things around here are going to be not so quiet!

Oh! I will be closing my baby pool tonight, so get your hunches in if you want to guess! Winner gets a prize!

*For two Fitness (maternity workout apparel) is having a SALE this week, up to 30% off! Be sure to check it out! Their stuff is SO comfy and adorable!

QOTD: Did you read The Maze Runner? Have you seen or do you plan to see the movie? Thoughts? Did your football team win this weekend? I went 1-1 with the Saints and LSU.

Granola, Baby Clothes, and Puppy Antics

I finally feel somewhat in the land of normalcy finally! We got internet Friday evening, so I have been playing catch up with work and still continuing to unpack boxes. We are by no means done, but the house is starting to look more like a home, even though I still have to flip every single light switch to remember which one is which! Today’s post is kind of a hodge podge of updates since I feel like I have been gone for so long and have a lot to share.

Cascadian Farm sent me an amazingly generous box full of their new granola, and Bobby and I have already eaten through several bags. This stuff is good, yall! One of my favorite breakfasts is granola and greek yogurt with fruit like strawberries and blueberries, but sometimes it’s just not filling enough. Enter this new granola that has 10 grams of PROTEIN in it, and it keeps me full a lot longer, plus, well…the flavors taste really, really good. If you are looking for a new breakfast or snack to rotate in (I put some in a ziploc in my purse for on the go!) I highly recommend.

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Flavors are dark chocolate coconut and apple crisp

In addition to doing some catch up with work this weekend, I also did a little shopping. We still have several items we need for the baby (yikes) so I went to Target to scout out some things since I have a couple gift cards, and I absolutely could not pass up this adorable onesie set. Can you blame me? Baby M is going to be all ready for football!

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Now I just need LSU outfits and headbands for all!

Speaking of adorable, a couple of people have asked how the girls are adjusting to the new house. It’s funny how quickly dogs find their new “spots” in a house and settle in. We have been all over the place this summer so I am not sure if they just think this is another pit stop or what, but they seem happy.

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Bella especially likes that the windows are long enough that she can see out of them and what is going on in the front and back yard. Unfortunately for me this has led to a lot of barking and trying to teach her she does not have to bark at every car that drives down the street. See, at our house house there was a huge park in our front yard THEN the street was beyond that, so poor baby is not used to seeing cars this close to her going by all day. Hopefully she learns. Sassy doesn’t like all the moving about and unpacking, but she is getting more used to things as well. I hope to have some photos of the house for you in the next couple weeks!

Do you eat granola? Favorite kind? Are you a sucker for baby clothes?

A Great Year

 

It’s no secret that I am a huge football fan. Specifically the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints. Both my teams lost this week, but we still had an amazing year of football here in Louisiana. We played our hearts out, and I couldn’t be more proud. I have done a few other posts about my beloved teams:

Friday Favorites: Football

The Boys of Fall

Football? Football!

‘Aints No More

Superbowl Baby!

Drew Brees is my Hero

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Today my parents, Bobby and I went out to lunch before the big game.

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It was fun seeing everyone all decked out in their Saints gear, even all of the employees! Later, my aunt and her friend came over and we all watched the game. Unfortunately, you can’t win a game when you have five turnovers. Such a heartbreaker, I am so sad. I really thought we were going to win. Always next year right? Regardless of the outcome, I am still a always a Saints fan.

QOTD: Who do you think will play in the superbowl?

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Lacing Up

 

No new news on my foot except it still hurts. I am taking ibuprofen and icing, hopefully after a week or so off I can run on it again. While doing some research on what caused this barrel of fun, I came across several articles suggesting I lace my shoes up differently to help prevent pain and tightness.

The two ways I plan to try out after I get better involve parallel laces, and skipping some of the holes. Runner’s World even has a lacing guide to walk you through it. Hopefully, one of these lacing tricks will help the top of my foot from staying injured (and, not tying my laces too tight, way to go, Heather)

The first is to skip the spaces where you feel tenderness or tightness on your foot

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The next is to lace your shoes up with the laces going parallel (straight across) instead of diagonal criss-cross. I didn’t take a picture of this one but the directions are on the Runner’s World guide above.

Another option would be to buy shoes with stretchy laces, or buy some of the laces and put them in your existing shoes.

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The Zoots above came with those laces. I have always wanted to buy some of the laces you can put into your shoes (with the lock so you don’t have to tie them) but I never have gotten around to doing it!

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Be sure to check out the Runner’s World article, because they talk about a couple of other techniques for lacing your shoes, but they don’t pertain to top of foot pain like I am experiencing.

By the way…..

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This girl is really exited we had a great weekend in football. LSU won the BCS championship their game against Bama, and the Saints beat Tampa Bay. I was in a good mood.

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I meant to work out today, but between running errands, getting groceries, working, and cooking I just let it slide. I am determined to get at least some abs, stretching, and foam rolling in tomorrow! Foot still hurts…so no running. Boo.

I bought a new comforter set for our master bedroom, so I need to go wash some sheets. I will post pictures of the new stuff soon, I love it!

QOTD: How do you tie your shoes? Any tips or tricks?

Fall Brings…

 

Fall brings lots of excited things folks.  It is one of my favorite times of year. Living in the south, I wait and wait with great anticipation for fall so we can see something other than heat and humidity. Here is a short list of things I look forward to that fall brings.

Fall brings…

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Cooler weather. Well into October, we will have temps in the upper 80’s. But to us, this is “cooler weather.” I have worn shorts and a t-shirt on Thanksgiving day before. I only speak the truth, and this one makes me sad. Even though it is still quite warm, the humidity has subsided a bit and made running a little more bearable!

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Pumpkin everything. I love pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins (check out my recipe) pumpkin scented candles, and pumpkins on front porches. My yankee candle has been burning in the kitchen and it makes me happy.

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Races. While a lot of the country is winding down their race season, we are gearing up for ours! We don’t generally have many races other than 5k’s from May-September. It’s  just too dang hot. Most of my races fall between October and February, unless it’s a destination race.

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Boots and sweaters. I love tall boots! They are so fun and sassy and I can’t wait to pull mine out! Granted, I don’t own a ton of sweaters, but they will hopefully be able to come out sometime in November. Sad times I know.

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Football. Geaux LSU Tigers and WHO DAT Saints. I spend all day Saturday and Sunday watching football if at all possible. ‘Nuff said.

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QOTD: What is your favorite thing that fall brings?

Disney Day 3 September 2011

 

Happy Saturday! I am busy selling Running Skirts at Varsity Sports in Mandeville all day today, and will be running a half marathon in the morning with Team in Training! Tonight is our inspiration dinner, and my parents are coming, I can’t wait to go to it. I have heard great things about these dinners and hope it will pump us up for the race.

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I thought today would be a good day to do some more recap from my September Disney vacation. We left off after the Saints game and Whispering Canyon Café dinner with some friends.

The next day, Monday, we went to the Magic Kingdom. All the fall decorations looked great…even though it was 90 degrees outside.

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I was still really excited about the Saints win from the day before…

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We rode Big Thunder Mountain, and decided to go over to Tom Sawyers Island. It was a hot day and we thought walking around in the shade of the trees, etc. would be a bit cooler. It was a lot of fun to explore the island!

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why, hello mr. scary bird. I will move away slowly…

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Bobby found it funny I had a hard time running across the barrel bridge…

We found some rocking chairs and sat down to relax for awhile.

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Doesn’t the blue Bag look great on Bobby? I think so.

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It was soon close to lunchtime, so we rode haunted mansion then headed to Liberty Tree Tavern. This is one of our favorite places. They have my favorite dessert, and really good turkey, dressing, and masked potatoes. We split the entrée and dessert and each got an appetizer.  I scarfed down that dessert so fast…oh it’s SO good.

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After lunch, we rode Buzz Lightyear, the Peoplemover, the carousel of progress, and the Train.

Up next: Construction pictures of the New Fantasyland

QOTD: Would you rather order an appetizer or a dessert at a restaurant?

Disney Day 2 Cont. September 2011

 

Ok So I left off after the Saints game right? We went back to the hotel to get ready for Appetizers + Dinner with some friends of mine who were also in Disneyworld! I of course wore my jersey to dinner.

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Appetizers were yum as usual!

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We headed to the Wilderness Lodge to eat at Whispering Canyon Café!

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me and Kerrie

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yay! I of course had to order…..oh come on you should know this by now!

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More yummy food was consumed

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Ketchup was called for

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and the Hokey pokey was danced. Twice.

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We had a great time catching up with friends, and we waddled back to our hotel, rented a movie, watched the Wishes Fireworks from our window, and fell asleep!

QOTD: Do you wear your teams colors on gameday?

*Last Day to enter my Adora Giveaway!

DIsney Day 2 September 2011

 

Good morning! I am busy again working the expo, and race day is today! Say a prayer for me if you think about it, my legs are going to be DEAD! But I am smiling!!!

Ok, so let’s move on with some more Disney fun, shall we? Sunday morning, we woke up and had breakfast in the lounge. I love how bright our room was in the mornings! (Note Bobby still asleep. I may or may not have annoyed him by opening all the windows. heh.)

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Good morning Disney!

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Our plan was to head to the pool for a couple of hours, then go over to the Boardwalk to the ESPN club to watch the Saints/Bears game. The pool was nice and quiet and we easily found chairs.

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We relaxed for a while, then it was time to shower and get ready for the WHO DATS! Self timer picture, GO!

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We drove over to the Boardwalk (Did I mention I LOVE having my own car in WDW?) and we got to the BW and saw a HUGE line outside the ESPN Club…and we were 20 minutes early. hhmm… we found out there was no line to get into the bar area, so we go in and find a seat along the wall in some chairs (no table) and try to make sense of the madness. There are about 35 TV’s, and we are trying to figure out which one is the Saints. We were told the Saints game was going to be on the Big TV in the dining room area (where there was the long line) so I was not happy. I almost had a freak out….so we decided to go stand in the line and just hope we got a table at some point. LUCKILY, they had big TV’s for the people standing in line and guess what? The SAINTS game was on WITH audio!!! We stood in line the entire first quarter but I was fine because I still got to watch!

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We finally got a table and I was SO excited, there were a lot of Saints and Bears fans in there, it was really electrifying to be in there with all those people watching the game!

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It was already 2:30 and we had appetizers in the lounge at 5, so we decided to just order some nachos. Oh, cheesy goodness!

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We ended up killing the Bears, it was a really fun game and a fun way to watch! I like how they don’t rush you out because obviously, you are there to watch the game!

QOTD: What do you do when your sports team is playing but you are on vacation?

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